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Understanding Male Sexual Problems -- Prevention

How Can Men Prevent Sexual Problems?

These suggestions may help men avoid sexual problems:

  • Don't smoke; control your blood pressure, cholesterol level, and medical conditions such as diabetes. These factors can influence blood flow throughout the body and to the penis.
  • Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs that can lessen sexual desire or impair your performance.
  • Discuss side effects of medications with your health care provider or pharmacist. If medicine is to blame for your sexual problems, an alternative with fewer sexual effects may be available. Never change your medications without your doctor's approval and guidance.
  • Exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and get enough sleep.

 

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Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on March 14, 2014

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